European Championship Qualifying - Group A
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Netherlands suffer Euro 2016 setback

Gylfi Sigurdsson
The Netherlands have lost three of their seven Euro 2016 qualifiers

The Netherlands' hopes of automatic qualification for Euro 2016 took a huge blow as Gylfi Sigurdsson's penalty gave Iceland a 1-0 win in Amsterdam.

The Dutch had Bruno Martins Indi sent off in the first half after clashing with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.

Iceland were then awarded a penalty early in the second half, which Swansea midfielder Sigurdsson converted.

The Netherlands are third in Group A, six points behind Czech Republic and another two off group leaders Iceland.

Netherlands lose to Iceland
About 1% of Iceland's entire population travelled to Amsterdam as 3,000 fans watched the 1-0 win

Iceland, who have never reached a major tournament finals before, are top with 18 points.

"We are all flying now," said co-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson. "This is the biggest achievement in our football history."

Iceland, who beat the Netherlands 2-0 in Reykjavik, can guarantee their place at Euro 2016 with a home win over Kazakhstan on Sunday.

The defeat for the Netherlands, meanwhile, marked a disappointing start to his career as national team boss for Danny Blind, who replaced Guus Hiddink last month and now has only three games to turn around their qualifying campaign.

Third place would be enough for a play-off spot, although the Dutch are only one point above fourth-placed Turkey, who drew 1-1 with Latvia.

Czech Republic strengthened their hold on second place by coming from behind to beat Kazakhstan 2-1.

Pelle gives Italy the edge

Graziano Pelle
Graziano Pelle also scored when Italy beat Malta by the same scoreline in the reverse fixture

Meanwhile, Southampton striker Graziano Pelle scored in the second half as Italy beat Malta 1-0 in Group H.

Italy's main rivals for top spot Croatia were held to a goalless draw by Azerbaijan.

Norway remain third after seeing off Bulgaria 1-0, Vegard Forren scoring the only goal of the game.

Line-ups

Netherlands

  • 1Cillessen
  • 2Van der WielBooked at 50mins
  • 3de Vrij
  • 4Martins IndiBooked at 33mins
  • 5Blind
  • 6Klaassen
  • 8WijnaldumSubstituted forPromesat 80'minutes
  • 11RobbenSubstituted forNarsinghat 31'minutes
  • 10SneijderBooked at 90mins
  • 7Depay
  • 9HuntelaarSubstituted forBrumaat 41'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Tete
  • 13Bruma
  • 14Riedewald
  • 15Kongolo
  • 16Anita
  • 17Narsingh
  • 18de Jong
  • 19van Persie
  • 20Afellay
  • 21Promes
  • 22Krul
  • 23Zoet

Iceland

  • 1Halldórsson
  • 2SaevarssonBooked at 80mins
  • 14ArnasonBooked at 58mins
  • 6Sigurdsson
  • 23Skúlason
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 10Sigurdsson
  • 17GunnarssonSubstituted forSkulasonat 87'minutes
  • 8Bjarnason
  • 9SigthorssonBooked at 33minsSubstituted forGudjohnsenat 64'minutes
  • 15BodvarssonSubstituted forFinnbogasonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jónasson
  • 4Jonsson
  • 5Ottesen
  • 11Finnbogason
  • 12Kristinsson
  • 13Gunnleifsson
  • 16Sigurjonsson
  • 18Bjarnason
  • 19Gíslason
  • 20Skulason
  • 21Kjartansson
  • 22Gudjohnsen
Referee:
Milorad Mazic

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlandsAway TeamIceland
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Netherlands 0, Iceland 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Netherlands 0, Iceland 1.

Booking

Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands).

Olafur Skulason (Iceland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daley Blind.

Attempt saved. Davy Klaassen (Netherlands) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Quincy Promes.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Birkir Bjarnason.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Olafur Skulason replaces Aron Gunnarsson because of an injury.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Ari Freyr Skúlason.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Hannes Thór Halldórsson.

Attempt saved. Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Offside, Iceland. Eidur Gudjohnsen tries a through ball, but Alfred Finnbogason is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Quincy Promes replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

Booking

Birkir Saevarsson (Iceland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Birkir Saevarsson (Iceland).

Attempt saved. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luciano Narsingh.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Alfred Finnbogason replaces Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.

Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eidur Gudjohnsen with a cross.

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Netherlands. Daley Blind tries a through ball, but Memphis Depay is caught offside.

Foul by Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands).

Eidur Gudjohnsen (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Memphis Depay (Netherlands).

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Eidur Gudjohnsen (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Iceland. Conceded by Jasper Cillessen.

Attempt saved. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Birkir Bjarnason.

Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Iceland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Aron Gunnarsson.

Attempt missed. Luciano Narsingh (Netherlands) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Davy Klaassen.

Attempt missed. Luciano Narsingh (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gregory Van der Wiel.

Substitution

Substitution, Iceland. Eidur Gudjohnsen replaces Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.

Attempt missed. Gregory Van der Wiel (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luciano Narsingh.

Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luciano Narsingh.

Memphis Depay (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Birkir Saevarsson (Iceland).

Booking

Kári Arnason (Iceland) is shown the yellow card.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 3rd September 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland76011531218
2Czech Rep7511149516
3Netherlands7313137610
4Turkey723289-19
5Latvia7043314-114
6Kazakhstan7016516-111

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales752092717
2Belgium74211631314
3Israel7403149512
4Cyprus7304121209
5Bos-Herze7223910-18
6Andorra7007327-240

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Slovakia66001331018
2Spain65011531215
3Ukraine640292712
4Belarus6114411-74
5Macedonia6105614-83
6Luxembourg6015317-141

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland64202031714
2Germany64111641213
3Scotland6321126611
4R. of Ireland623112579
5Georgia6105413-93
6Gibraltar6006134-330

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England66001831518
2Switzerland6402134912
3Slovenia630312759
4Estonia621335-27
5Lithuania6204412-86
6San Marino6015019-191

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Romania642071614
2Northern Ireland641184413
3Hungary632153211
4Faroe Islands620448-46
5Finland611458-34
6Greece602427-52

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria6510112916
2Sweden6330104612
3Russia62229458
4Montenegro612348-45
5Liechtenstein6123212-105
6Moldova602439-62

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy7430105515
2Croatia74301631315
3Norway741288013
4Bulgaria722378-18
5Azerbaijan7124411-75
6Malta7016111-101

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal540174312
2Denmark531184410
3Albania431072510
4Armenia501459-41
5Serbia5014311-8-2
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